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We have an exciting scrap in the Middleweight division, as Alen Amedovski takes on UFC newcomer Joseph Pyfer. A loser of three straight fights, with the last two coming via stoppage, Amedovski has been given a rare fourth opportunity to redeem himself. Knowing this is his biggest fight to date, I’d expect the North Macedonian native to do everything in his power to win his first fight in nearly four years. Meanwhile, Pyfer comes into his UFC debut on the heels of two-straight stoppage wins. A Dana White’s Contender Series graduate, Pyfer will look to prove himself on the biggest stage.
If there is anything certain, this fight isn’t going the distance. A powerful striker, with highlight reel knockouts, Amedovski always has a puncher’s chance inside the octagon. However, his takedown defense, grappling, cardio and durability have proven to be problematic. Against anyone with remotely any wrestling or grappling, Amedovski is a concern. Given Pyfer has shown grappling chops, I could see him falling back on that should the striking exchanges get dicey. Which quite frankly, I don’t see happening. Known to be measured on the feet and with immense power, Pyfer has won six of his eight stoppage victories via knockout. Not one to engage in brawls, I envision sooner than later, Pyfer will catch and put away the “chinny” Amedovski via knockout.